Fact-Finding Committee Established in Faizabad Dharna Case to Determine Accountability

In the wake of the Faizabad sit-in case, the government of Pakistan has set up a three-member Fact-Finding Committee to carry out the implementation of the Supreme Court’s decision dated February 6, 2019, and to identify those responsible for the protests and the ensuing circumstances.

The committee comprises the Additional Secretary of the Interior, the Additional Secretary of Defense, and the Director of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). To this end, the Attorney General of Pakistan has submitted a progress report to the Supreme Court, highlighting the establishment and objectives of the Fact-Finding Committee.

The Attorney General’s report emphasizes that the Fact-Finding Committee has been constituted to comply with the Supreme Court’s decision of February 6, 2019, and investigate the events surrounding the Faizabad sit-in.

The report also provides insight into the members of the Fact-Finding Committee and their roles in the inquiry. Furthermore, the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the Fact-Finding Committee have been incorporated into the action report.

The report underlines that the Fact-Finding Committee will conduct inquiries under the specified ToRs, focusing on events related to the Faizabad sit-in. The committee’s primary responsibility is to gather evidence and documentation, review records, and conduct a comprehensive review of the situation.

The establishment of this committee is a significant step toward addressing the aftermath of the Faizabad sit-in, which had a major impact on the country’s political landscape. By determining accountability and gathering evidence, the government aims to ensure transparency and accountability in relation to the events that unfolded during the sit-in.

As the Fact-Finding Committee embarks on its investigative work, it is expected to uncover crucial information and insights that will help in understanding the circumstances surrounding the Faizabad sit-in and holding those involved accountable for their actions. The committee’s findings will be instrumental in ensuring that such events are handled within the framework of the law and democratic norms, reinforcing the rule of law in Pakistan.